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Scientists develop artificial skin that can feel rain and the touch of a hand

December 11, 2014 | Telepresence Options

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Story and images by Michael Casey / CBS News

There have been dramatic leaps in developing prosthetics, but there's one attribute in particular that's been largely overlooked.

Many artificial limbs are almost as flexible as, and function like, the real thing, and some even connect to peripheral nerves to allow for mind control of the prosthesis.

But researchers have struggled to develop artificial skin that acts and even feels like actual skin.

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